February 24, 2012
Reviews and Other Writing









25 literary resolutions for 2012. What's yours?
Los Angeles Times

Looking back at 2011's literary resolutions
Los Angeles Times

The 10 Best Things From 2011 To Listen To While Writing, According To Actual Authors
Village Voice

Patrice Evansís ĎNegropediaí Sorts Out the Racial Landscape
The Daily Beast

The Only Living Peep-Show Girl in New York
The L Magazine

The End of the White Outsider
The Daily Beast

THE HUNKS & BABES OF COMIC-CON 2011
[click through for all my coverage of Comic-Con 2011]
HOTTER IN HOLLYWOOD

Straight Edge, Winding Story: Ten Thousand Saints
The L Magazine

Rock and Roll (Ned Vizzini)
Los Angeles Review of Books

Tall Tales, Big Words and Gator-Wrestling... It's Swamplandia!
The L Magazine
Recent Blog Posts

Ned Vizzini | Writing
You Do Not Talk About Fight Club [contribution]
September 1, 2008
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I contributed a short essay to this anthology, edited by Read Schuchardt.
The Girl Who Was on Fire [contribution]
April 5, 2011
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I have an essay called "Reality Hunger: Authenticity, Heroism, and Media in The Hunger Games" in this anthology about the popular young adult series.

This anthology was edited by Leah Wilson.
Triumph of The Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman's Zombie Epic on Page and Screen [contribution]
November 1, 2011
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"From its humble beginnings as an indie comic book, The Walking Dead has become a pop culture juggernaut boasting New York TimesĖbestselling trade paperbacks, a hit television series, and enough fans to successfully take on any zombie uprising.

Triumph of The Walking Dead explores the intriguing characters, stunning plot twists, and spectacular violence that make Robert Kirkmanís epic the most famous work of the Zombie Renaissance."

My contribution to the book is an essay about Ayn Rand and Rick Grimes. Enjoy! Edited by James Lowder.
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Early Articles, Reviews, and Columns
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Teen Angst? Nah!
[the piece that inspired the book]
New York Times

Sick Passenger
[possibly my best story ever]
New York Press

Bad Barber
[REJECTED by New York Press, previously unpublished]
New York Press

Peak Contraction
[me at the gym]
New York Press

Why I Still Hate Rap
New York Press

Schizo Rock
[RIP, Wesley]
New York Press

Bjorn Again
New York Press

What the Hell is Kaiju?
New York Press

Since When: Brent Camponi, Rising Legend, and His TV Show; Natan, Who Sings Like a Bastard; Church Ladies for Choice; A Jeff Buckley Book
New York Press

Since When: Straight-Edge Vegan Hardcore at Roseland; Cool Japanese Porn; George Tabb Presents Unsigned Bands at CBGB; Some Abused Girls Are Hot
New York Press